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. president obama gave a preview to this decision this afternoon. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> finish the job. make no mistake, this is just one more mess that president obama has to mop up after the bush administration. bush was the president who drained resources from afghanistan so we could go invade iraq on that perfect intelligence. bush never got bin laden dead or alive. bush never established a functional government over there in afghanistan. bush never eliminated the taliban. thanks a lot. so let's get out of magic wand and wave it now because here comes president obama and he's just expected to solve all of these problems in afghanistan. well, it isn't going to be easy. the country is split right down the middle when it comes to a troop increase. in the latest cnn poll, 50% support an increase. 49% are against it. so, no matter what president obama does, half the country's going to be bad mouthing him. president obama had one hell of an
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meet
of americans that approve of president barack obama's presidency has slipped to lower than high. 48%. since taking office, obama's highest majority rating was 69%. january of 2009, seven days after his inauguration. this current obama chill may have fortified ed henry of cnn to pose this audacious question to the new president this week. >> can you envision a scenario where you don't run for free election? >> if i feel like i have made the very best decision for the american people and three years from now i look at it and my poll numbers are in the tank, and you know, because we have gone through these changes, you know, politically, i'm in a ll right. >> question, is president obama saying more than he says in this response to ed henry? >> no, i don't think so. i think this is like ronald reagan saying look, if it doesn't work out, i can go back to the ranch and chop wood and i'll be perfectly happy. he's saying something like that. he's in serious trouble for this reason. the economic policies do not appear to be working with unemployment at 10.2%, and now people are talking about a seco
this surtax, he went so far as to send obama a copy of john kennedy's "the rise and fall of great powers," as well. there is certainly some measure of support, whether it has any chance of passing, i think that's another story. >> and anna, we've heard the president complain about the leaks that have been coming out of these meetings, but i'm just curious. do we know anymore about what peter orszag said or what was asked of him in that meeting? >> i think we still know a little bit, but certainly he was emphasizing the costs. he's made it clear, he was at a conference earlier this month and said that, as you had said earlier, every 10,000 troops is going to entail a cost of about $10 billion and he said that was very roughly speaking, but, i mean, i think that gets at the cost. they wanted to make it clear that he was a big part of the discussion. >> very interesting. anna mulrine, thank you very much, "u.s. news & world report". >> tamron, the politics is so fascinating. they can box in the president by saying, okay, at a time when everyone is concerned about deficits, if this is someth
the president at his word, that his plans have stopped the decline in our economy. obama had this to say, quote "we can see clearly now that the steps my administration are taking are making a huge difference, brunting the worst of this recession and helping to bring about its conclusion." end quote. that is fantastic! it's over. i mean, at least the worst of it is over. it is not going to get any worse than it is right now. remember this. because there is only going to be one of us that is right. i personally believe he is mistaken. i will give him credit for that. i hope for the best, i really do. do you think i want to see us destroy ourselfs? sometime starting after the new year, i think you will see how bogus this recovery is, because right now, are you reading the head behinds? they say positive u.s. economic data, u.s. recovery bullies the bulls. u.s. stocks rise. g.d.p. is up, wow! i'm reading the paper thinking this is great! and then and then the bad glenn comes in and he is like, glenn, i got pesky facts for you. i'm like, no, you're such a downer. here are the pesky facts. g.d.p. wa
. last week, president obama's approval rating slipped -- with a packed show. he is now hovering around 80 to 39%. the question is why -- he is hovering around 39%. what about the rate of decline, karl rove? >> every president eventually he its 50% accepted john kennedy. -- its 50% -- hits 50% except john kennedy. he has done it faster and other than bill clinton and another. those are the only two presidents who got to 50% and quicker than he did, and you are right. he has got some real problems with independents, seniors, college educated -- who got to 50% quicker than he did. it does not bode well for the 2010 elections for democrats. greta: a huge number of white americans voted for this president. look at the number of votes he eventually won to be elected. what do we make of that? >> well, i think this has to do less with race than it has to do with the specifics of the issues. if you take a look at it, on the issues of the economy, jobs, afghanistan, he has deteriorated and is now upside-down. that is to say he has more people disapproving of his actions on those issues plus heal
? and is obama himself a sellout. the author is here to layout how the government, the president has given out the money. and then what you will see from retailers this black friday, but is this a trend or talker. >> we are taking you on to the white house red carpet. the fashion and the food as the president and his very first state dinner are in the bag. i am dylan ratigan. this is the "morning meeting." let's get started right now. joining us in new york this hour to help break everything down in the next few minutes, the managing editor for "the times," and then msnbc contributor, jonathan capehart, and then mike, but let's start with savannah. >> the president will announce today he will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. this is the subject of speculation for a few weeks now. will he or will he not go, especially since it seems clear there will not be a break through agreement from the summit. but we can report the president will travel and make an appearance and make it part of his norway stop for the peace prize. >> do you think there is a truth to the news that this was a
to my economic team about how we are going to put people back to work. bret: that was president obama with senior white house correspondent major garrett in beijing last week. let's bring in our panel, nina easton for fortune magazine and charles krauthammer and mara lies son of national public radio and steve hayes, senior writer for the weekly standard. happy thanksgiving, everybody. nina, the president is there focusing on the debt and talking about the jobs issue as being his number one priority. >> it was striking to see how nervous he is about the debt and the possibility of a double-dip recession. i think there are two things going on with jobs. one is that companies were so shell-shocked by the financial crisis that we had last year, that they laid people off, and even if the economy begins to grow, they are really nervous about putting people back on the payroll, so we have got that going on. then we've got the problem, i think, of washington policies. i think obama missed an opportunity early this year to provide real serious encouragement for companies to invest. the stimul
.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12 years as directer general
how a wealthy washington area couple crashed president obama's first white house state dinner with no ticket at all. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: well-known on the d.c. social register for their activities on the party circuit. how did this husband and wife manage to talk their way into the president's state dinner honoring india's prime minister on it tuesday evening? that's the big question around washington. secret service spokesman ed donovan said the president was never in any danger and that the party crashers went through the same security screening as the more than 300 people who were actually invited to the dinner. but the fact that they made it in at all raises serious questions about security. >> they are totally overloaded. they bow to pressure from the white house or from candidates to just let people in. >> reporter: the salahis posted pictures on their facebook fan page. mooik and he will posed with vice president joe biden, the mayor of washington, d.c. and other dignitaries and stars at the ept. they were in the same room with the president and the fir
? the obama state dinner was a hot ticket. >> cheers. >> reporter: so hot, that two reality tv stars apparently crashed the party. the socialites from the show "the real housewives of washington" were announced. but the white house says they were not invited, marking what appears to be the first time in modern history anyone has crashed a state dinner. photos published on their facebook page show the couple with high-profile guests, like vice president joe biden and chief of staff, rahm emanuel. the secret service is looking how the couple got past security. one official said, these individuals went through magnetometers. they reportedly left before seated for dinner. lying to the secret service could bring a felony charge. it didn't clear how close the salahi's got to the president or the first lady. they were clear to be at the dinner. and they went through five security check points. we'll have much more on this story later on "good morning america." >>> when president obama makes his case for more u.s. troops to afghanistan next week, he'll be doing so from the military academy a
. >>> the white house says president obama is ready to announce his new afghanistan strategy within days. but will his decision which took months to make cost him politically? bill plant has more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the long wait is over. the president has made his decision on afghanistan. and he'll tell the nation about it mix week. last night's session with his war council is 1k3eg9ed to be the final one before the president announces both an afghanistan surge and an exit strategy. >> i characterized a decent part of it as not just how we get people there, but what's the strategy forgetting them out. >> reporter: the u.s. commander in afghanistan jp stanley mcchrystal has recommended 40,000 additional troops. many military officials expect mcchrystal to get most but not all of the requested troops. tween 20,000 and for 30,000. a new cbs news poll shows 69% of americans think the war is going badly. and only 36% believe more u.s. troops would make things better. >> we've been at this since 2003. we have spent a lot of money, we've lo
and confusing. but one thing is clear -- president obama and the democrats have cut a dirty deal with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. obama took single payer off the table. and in exchange, the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries supported his drive for reform. that is why harry and louise, once again paid for by big pharma, are back on the air, this time arguing for passage of the democratic health care legislation. there are 88 members of the house who say they support single payer. yet only congressmen dennis kucinich and eric massa courageously stood up and voted earlier against president obama and against nancy pelosi and against steny hoyer and against the democratic leadership of congress. kucinich called the democratic bill, a bailout under a blue cross. nasa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers -- massa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers of the private health insurance industry. single payer action today is calling on the 88 single payer supporters in the house to stop hiding. come out, come out wherever you
joins us now live from "the situation room." >> thanks, rick. happening now. president obama feeds a huge guessing game hinting at when he'll announce his strategy for afghanistan, but a source is now telling cnn how many troops the pentagon expects to send. meanwhile, dinner and diplomacy will be served. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when
guest list. while they were in the same room as the president, mrs. obama and the indian prime minister it is not clear whether either of them met the guest of honor or the obamas. >> this was called to the attention of the secret service by press inquireys. everybody entering the white house for the dinner, including the salahis went through magnatometers. the couple are candidates for the television show "real housewives of washington." >> what a story. thank you very much. we turn to some other news on this thanksgiving morning. we're learning more about president obama's war strategy for afghanistan. ahead of his announcement next week, the president will address the nation tuesday from the military academy at west point in new york. he is expected to send 30,000 more troops afghanian to join the 68,000 already there. lawmakers plan to hold a hearing on the strategy the day after the speech. police are investigating a forced entry home invasion in gaithersburg that ended with a shooting in the parking lot. police say a man returned to his home on crestwood drive last night and found
means a very big change for one of the shuttle's crew. >>> president obama will announce his new plan for a troop increase in afghanistan tuesday, plus new information on what he might be saying. the troops who may get called to deploy as soon as the end of next month. >> it's like christmas every day. >> this man is a freegan. we'll tell you exactly what that term means. you're watching hln. i'm richelle carey. black friday is in full swing. stores are offering any number of door buster deals to get you and other bargain hunters to open up your wallets. early birds hit some stores on thanksgiving and more retailers opened at midnight. people are snapping up deals, practical gifts and hard-to-find items as well. laptops, cameras, flat panel tvs, gps devices are flying off the shelves. retailers are hoping this season will be the reseverse of last yr which was one of the worst in decades. by tradition black friday is the day shoppers would push stores into profitability for the year, but many customers say they are watching their budget. >> we got here at like 2 a.m. she wanted to brin
administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able toomehow transform the map and transrm theolitical geography of this cntry or th political demogphy of this country, that just doesn't lo to be the case. they did redraw the mapn 2008. was an he norly imprsive victory. but that doesn't mean that ey have somehow fundamentally alter the lascape in permanent way >> and job gsham is here with a n book, a collection of sht stories. >> it is mor about people. more about the small town people. many of om are struggling. many of whom have had aot of ms eri, a lot of he. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things th do out of desperaon. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, joh grisham next. >>unding for charlie rose s been provided by the k08ing -- followin captioning sponsed by rose cmunications from our sdios in new york city, this is charlie rose rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12years as directer general of the united nations nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency, will step down at the d ofhis month
much. >>> this hour president obama and prime minister singh will hold a joint news conference. that is ahead. set to start at 11:35 eastern time and we will have it for you live here on msnbc. >>> dick cheney is yet again challenging president obama's leadership and his decision making when it comes to the war strategy in afghanistan. cheney, again, repeating his earlier accusation that the president has, quote, dithered when it comes to that strategy but he is also questioning the experience level of the president and his cabinet. here is what the former vp said on the scott hanen radio show just yesterday. >> he was given a strategy that was pretty well put together at the end of our administration, just recommendations. he adopted many of them, announced the strategy in march, reinforced it in august before the speech to the vfw and then in the fall, when it's time to decide, based on mcchrystal's recommendations, he has dithered. >> we're getting word the top u.s. general in afghanistan and the u.s. ambassador to that country are expected to testify before congress. that i
thanksgiving today. wednesday president obama pardoned his first turkey. >> thanks to the interventions of ma lee a ya and sasha, because i was planning on eating this you can sucker courage will be spared this fate. >> courage went to disneyland for the parade and then will live his life out in a park. >> the first family did some community service for the holidays. they put together bags of food at martha's table at northwest washington. first lady michelle obama made sure the bags had plenty of vegetables. they will go to families in need and at risk youth. >>> a different thanksgiving tradition in richmond. the mayor received a deer. it is a symbolic way to pay their taxes. it dates back to 1677 and the start of a dialogue between the tribe and white settlers. >>> the wizards announced funeral arrangements for abe pollin. it will be tomorrow morning at 11:30. the wizards also plan to hold a public memorial service on december 8th at the verizon center. >>> we're hearing another touching story about one of the many things abe pollin did apart from owning the wizards and building verizon ce
are lining up to get them. we will show you how president obama spend thanksgiving, plus how u.s. troops overseas are celebrating this holiday. and everyone is trying to figure ralph did two reality show hopefuls get into the white house state dinner without an invitation. >> live and in hb, this is abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side -- live and in hd. >> black friday used to be the date of shopper's dream of, but many stores are getting a jump start on the deal by opening up on thanksgiving day. some people have already started their shopping. rebecca cooper is live now in springfield with more on this new holiday trend. >> this thanksgiving, and number retailers are hoping to take advantage of some of that renewed consumer confidence after the dismal sales year they have had so far, so there were a number of stores open today inluding old navy, the gap, wal-mart, and a store that has been open every thanksgiving, a kmart. the trees are up and christmas is in the air at stores ready to sell, but with turkey on the table, why go shopping on thanksgiving day? >> with all of the coupon offers
the trimmings. there'll be pumpkins, pecans, and sweet potato pies as well as cheesecake. >> president obama will decide the future of many service members for afghanistan on tuesday night. he will lay out his plans for the role in afghanistan at a speech in west point. the president is expected to announce the addition of 30,000 more troopss and set goals for ending the war. he's also said to attend a conference in copenhagen on climate control. there was speculation he would not attend, but the white house says his decision to attend is a sign of his commitment to curbing climate change. after the conference on december 9th, he will head to oslo to accept the nobel peace prize. >> wizards owner paid -- abe pollin was known as a charitable man who helped to revitalize more than just downtown washington d.c. let's go live to the six street synagogue on how abe pollin is being remembered. >> abe pollin was a member of the washington hebrew congregation but he cared about all things jewish. he was a major force in saving this synagogue. crews were setting up for tonight's concert. >> about tww
. barack obama welcomes the india leader to the white house. >>> and then what could remove governor mark sanford from office. >>> and the hatch between the shuttle and space station close >>> right now, president obama is meeting with india's prime minister. the president and first lady, michelle obama, welcomed the prime minister and his wife with an arrival ceremony indoors. they went on the oval office after they met for a bilateral meeting. afterwards the two leaders were to hold a joint news conference. >>> and now to the war in afghanistan. we are learning the president plans to announce his new strategy early next week. president obama met with top advisors in a final major discussion before the announcement. robert gibbs says the president has all the infmation he wants and needs to make a decision. >>> brand-new details today about the suspect in the ft. hood massacre. nidal malik hasan will likely plead not guilty and use an insanity defense. he has been charged with 13 counts of premedicated murder. he remains ithe intensive care unit in the hospital. >>> and today legislators
will show you the celebration in a moment, but all eyes remain on president obama and his planned strategy for the war overseas. the troops in afghanistan are enjoying their thanksgiving dinner as their families wonder what the future holds for them. here is charlie d'agata. >> reporter: cooks serve up a little slice of home for american troops thousands of miles from theirs. soldiers in baghdad were treated with a feast with all the trimmings. >> it is close to what you could get at home. >> reporter: they were served with turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie. in the weekly radio address, president obama thanked the forces and their families for their sacrifice. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers, the many families who mark the celebration with an empty seat who is stationed in harm's way. >> reporter: even more forces may be headed for harm's way. on tuesday, the president will unveil a new strategy that is expected to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan. >> we take this day of thanksgiving and we go out and we try to express our appreciation as best we can to the brave soldiers. >
was especially meaningful due to the tragic shootings this month. >> president obama had a quiet dinner at the white house. they hosted family members, close friends and white house staff. among the men knew, oysters, ham, macaroni and cheese and six kinds of pie. >>> a pair of uninvited guests. we are learning more of the northern virginia couple accused of crashing the party. they were among the 300 plus people in attendance. the secret service admits they were not on the guest list. >> once they made it into if white house tuesday night, they wasted no time posing with the vips, but the alleged security announced an investigation. a woman who was once one of his closest friends is not surpred of their attempt to get behind the scenes. >> i have seen different ways they get into places. to me, i found it was very disrespectful. i wasn't surprised. >> reporter: rachel, pictured here says they had a falling out last summer. he friend was intent on being chosen a one of the next "real housewives." >> she likes to be out there. she's very excited about wanting to be on the housewives show
in. now it's your time. i'm just going to be quiet. >>> president obama is signaling his intentions to send thousands of u.s. troops to afghanistan despite slipping public support for the war. an announcement is expected early next week likely during a primetime address on tuesday. although most details are not yet public, including the exact number of troops and specific exit strategies, the president says he intends to destroy terror networks during the course of his administration. >>> meanwhile, the president is also reaching out to india, another major player in the region. the country's prime minister was the guest of honor last night at the first state dinner. although there were plenty of big hollywood and media names on hand, the focus turned to international relations. >> tonight we gather again for the first state dinner of my presidency with prime minister manmohan singh and mrs. gersherwan as we celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever befor
of the obama presidency. the secret service is investigating. the preliminary findings were that security procedures were not followed at one of the check points but the secret service will not elaborate. i think probably what's going on behind the scenes is they are trying to figure out was this the fault of the secret service, or was this a problem with the white house social staff in terms of the guest list. in terms of the guest list, one thing is clear, the couple was not on it. they managed to get in there, take pictures with high profile people including the vice president twice, the chief of staff rahm emanuel, and they very much looked the part, dressed to the nines and apparently fit right in except for the fact they weren't on the guest list. a lot of questions raised here at the white house today, alex. >> what about any charges here? if it's not the secret service's fault, are there possible charges coming their way? >> reporter: obviously we have to see what the facts are. i think if there is a trespass and you're on the white house grounds improperly, under fraud you lent p
know move forward. and i think barack obama is stretching backward, fnkly, to engageiran. and i have been saying t the iranian leadership ivately and plicly, make use of that opportuni. reciprocate. right now that dl is -- ill hinges on the queson of guarantees, you know. the iranianre distrustful that if their material will go o of iran, they might not get it back in the form of fuel. despite the fact that we have been having as partof that agreeme, built in a lot of guaranes. the russian are guaranteei the implementation the american are ready for the rst time to guarane the implemeation. the agency will teustody ofhis material so that the inteational community as a whole will . >> rose:our agency. >> iaea will take custody the material when it goe back until it comes back iran. sohere is a lot of built-in guarantees. but th iranian still would like to seethe materl stay in iran until they get the fuel. ll that will not diffuse the crisis. because to get e material out of iran will diffuse this perption that iran having material that could be used fornuclear weapon. it will give ba
on the war in afghanistan is coming next week. president obama will announce his new strategy and just how many additional troops he wants to send to afghanistan. today he pledged to, quote, finish the job. it's only the beginning of a new debate over the now eight-year-long battle. steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: appearing with the prime minister of india, a key ally in the fight against islamic terrorism, president obama said what he will announce next week is a new strategy to win in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> that's a shot aimed at dick cheney who is saying mr. obama is taking too long to decide. it's a slam of the whole bush team, and what mr. obama says were eight years in afghanistan without the right strategy or resources, allowing a toll ban comeback. the obama goal -- >> to make sure al qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. >> reporter: after weeks of closed-door afghan planning sessions, the white house hints the president will send 30 to 35,000 more troops, fewer than stanley mcchrystal requested. a forme
you to set your tv sets, because we know exactly when president obama is going to announce his strategy decision for afghanistan, and there's only one remaining question. how many more u.s. troops are going to go to war? well, this guessing game is under way, but we do have a few things that we do know. there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan right now, and a defense official who is in the know says the pentagon expects orders to send another 34,000 troops which actually means more than 102,000 american troops could be fighting this war. now whether or not this equation is accurate, well, that's going to be revealed in the next couple of days by the president, but i want to go straight to our cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, this is a decision that he has made. we're hearing all kinds of things about the troop levels. what is he going to lay out for the american people in the days ahead? >> reporter: first of all, as you know, this is highly anticipated, and it been circulating for days that this announcement would be made soon. now the white house
room as the president, mrs. obama and the indian prime minister it is not clear whether either of them actually met the president. >> the secret service said the president was never in danger. the salahi's are candidates for bravo's show the real housewives of washington. in fact, they have had some cameras following them already. >> matt, thank you very much. in other news now we are learning more about president obama's war strategy for afghanistan. ahead of his announcement next week, the president will address the nation tuesday. he is expected to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan to join the 68,000 already there. lawmakers plan to hold a hearing on the strategy the day after he makes that speech. police are investigating a home invasion that ended with a shooting in parking lot. police say a man returned to his home on crestwood drive and found two men in his home who were wearing ski masks. the suscts took off and shots were fired. the man was taken to the hospital and treated then released. >> 59-year-old james bea was electrocuted yesterday at the scene of the break onakle
president obama will address the nation on his new strategy for the war in afghanistan on tuesday night. the president will appear from the u.s. military academy at west point. he's expected to lay out his plan for expanding the number of troops involved in the afghan conflict and ultimately ending america's management role. >>> the washington area is mourning the loss of abe pollin. the 85-year-old owner of the wizards died yesterday from a rare neurological disorder. pollin bought the bullets in the ' 60s and moved them to washington. the built the capital center in landover and the verizon center in chinatown. the arena revitalized the region and improved the quality of life in washington. abe pollis survived by his wife and two sons and two grandsons. he was the longest serving owner of an nba franchise. david stern issued a statement saying in part -- the capitals owner has the option to buy the franchise and the verizon center. >>> he meant a lot to one class at seat pleasant elementary. he promised to pay their college if they graduated. 55 of them did including tiffany nelson. >
obama's state dinner say they want a six figure payment for an interview. that, at least, is according to a tv executive that spoke to the "associated press" on condition of anonymity. they also told them that tareq and michaele salahi said to get their bids in. >>> looks like black friday ended up being a mixed bag. shoppers flocked to the stores but sales nationwide were up by just .5%. sales are expected to increase by nearly 2% for the entire holiday season. the nation real tail federation predicted more people would go shopping but spent less. tomorrow is cybermonday when many people shop online. >>> we still don't know much about the car accident that send tiger woods to the hospital. he is not talking yet. as susan candiotti reports, that is only fueling the mystery surrounding the incident. >> reporter: the cracked-up front end of what's believed to be tiger woods cadillac suv, photos provided anonymously to cnn affiliate, the shots taken after the golfing phenom crashed into a fire hydrant at the end of his driveway and slammed into the neighbor's tree. >> he was on the ground
of a complicated high-stakes puzzle with president obama snack dab in the middle. right now he's in the full day of a ceremony and substance, the first state dinner of his presidency, and the guest of honor is prime minister manmohan singh, the leader of the world's largest democracy. one whose historic with pakistan is there on the u.s. war in afghanistan and beyond. the two leaders wrapped up face-to-face talks and talked to reporters ashort time again, you might have seen it on cnn. president obama wouldn't get too specific on his long-awaited decision on afghanistan. >> i think the review that we've gone through has been comprehensive and extremely useful and has brought together my key military advisors, but also civilian advisors. i can tell you, as i've said before, that it is in our strategic interests, in our national security interests, to make sure that al qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. we'll dismantle and degrade their capabilities and ultimately dismantle and destroy their works. >>> well, in terms of people, culture, money, clout, india is
the note into policy, pressuring president obama's -- crashing president obama's state dinner. they even got a photograph with vice-president joe biden. the whole night was posted on their facebook. wendell goler has more. this is a surprise to any season when house reporter, like yourself. >> the secret service identified a checkpoint that did not follow procedure. the white house may have questions for some of its own staffers because the failure may involve both white house aides and secret service. these checkpoints are usually staffed by a white house aide and a secret service agent. the party crushers would have had to convince the staff for that they were inadvertently left off the list and then they would have told the secret service agent that it was ok to let them in. that said, stickers service officials are embarrassed but said that they were checked like everyone else and it does not appear that they got close to the president or first lady, but as you can see, they got close to the vice-president. they can expect to answer some questions, although it is not clear if they wi
to the airport. >>> president obama made a big promise about afghanistan and he's shooting for a goal that's been elusive since day one of the war. >>> some doctors will go casual when it comes to work attire. why some hospitals are saying no more ties. >>> first, though, i'm grateful to have you with us today, speaking of thanksgiving. the travel rush is on today. you may be surprised more people are traveling this year than last year. about 38.5 million people are expected to head out for the holiday weekend. listen to this, though. air travel is expected it drop. rain could slow things down for some of you. not everybody. so listen up. bob is going to have the thanksgiving forecast in a matter of seconds here -- well,a matter of minutes. >>> you may be one of the millions of people up early looking at the black friday deals online. melissa long is in for jennifer as she tells you about a huge spike in traffic to these black be friday websites to try to put it all together for you. >>> good morning, good morning. it's another indicator retailers could have a big day on friday. there's a researc
center. stanley greenberg, part of a panel discussing the obama presidency. from the jfk library and museum, terrorism and nuclear weapons. later, howard dean anddick armey -- and dick armey on capitalism. >> special middle east envoy george mitchell discussed a decision by the israeli government to temporary -- temporarily limit expansion in the west bank. he speaks with reporters about the middle east peace process for a half-hour. >> welcome to the briefing. as promised, the senator is here and he will give you an update on the recent enactment by it -- announcement by the israeli government with regard to a settlement. . . we believe it is the best way for them to live in peace and security. it is also in the national security interest of the united states it is urgently needed. the president knows achieving this goal will be difficult. he has said that he will not one of her -- waver in his pursuit in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his it ministration to the resumption of negotiations and to the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes thesucc
captioning institute >> president obama announces his troops strategy on tuesday night. good morning, kelly wright. and jamie: happy thanksgiving, everyone. and the long-awaited decision is coming after months, after the top commander in afghanistan asked for additional troops to help battle insurgents and of cut debt. caroline shively has more on the expected decision and the possible fallout, too. >> i can tell you a little bit about the speech. the president of talk about numbers of troops, time lines, and benchmarks. senior officials tell us to expect about 30,000 more troops. some marines, some fighters, and some trainers. i believe we have a total of the president in july last year with the troops. also, do not expect a solid end date but rather more specific strategies. jamie: how specific do we expect the president to be? we are already telling al-qaeda and the insurgent that we are not going to be there in nine years, so house pacific will the actual strategy? >> he will leave that to the pentagon, most likely. he may talk about, in general, do we need a quick,
on the nob with different celebrities. that is the second time she was photographed with president obama. >> i couldn't believe that. >> and what happens with people like this. when you meet solve promoters. there is a dark underbelly in their story. they have all sorts of civil suits and creditors after them. >> they filed if chapter 7 . the husband. tarey is in a family over the families winery. i was surprised by what the friends had said. they thought they really were on the guest list. there must be a psychology behind believing you that you are that popular. 1800 gueststs at l wedding. >> no one could see the invitation . president is opening up a full review of this incident. you heard what happened. they drove up in their car. the car was denied and they got out of the car and walk to a separate enthance. i am not sure you robbery to the white house is impossible even when you are supposed to be there. >> they check you out from every aspect of your life and . to get in. yet these people not on the guest list and though background check, it is amazing. >> who has lived in dc and
told family members moments before being executed. >>> plus tough choices facing president obama as the president gets ready to honor america's veterans. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 11th, 2009. take a look outside. with very rain falling around the region right now. you can see it through the lens. meteorologist tom kierein in the studio with a look at the praft. >> wet and blustery for veterans day for all the events. it's wet all over the region. all the blue and green you see on the radar is rain. the green is where it's coming down harder. we'll had any y over .1 inch. the wider view showing more rain coming up out of the south, all associated with the remnants of tropical storm ida. and for the rest of the day, breezy and wet and temperatures gradually backing back into the 40s in the afternoon. looks like a wet night tonight, too, holding steady in the upper 40s through the evening. by dawn tomorrow looks like we'll have rain around, a lower chance of showers, mainly south and east of washington,
throughout our broadcast. >>> in other news, president obama announced he will reveal his new strategy on the war in afghanistan. steve handelsman has more on this story from the white house. >> reporter: if as many here in washington expect, president obama when he announces this new plan next week, basically splits the difference between what many advisors asked him to do and sends about 30,000 more troops to afghanistan. some of the strongest objections will come from his own democrats. appearing from the prime minister of india, a key ally in the fight against islamic terrorism, president obama said what he will announce next week is a new strategy to win in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: that is a shot aimed at dick cheney who is saying mr. obama is taking too long to decide. it's a slam of the whole bush team and what mr. obama says were eight years in afghanistan without the right strategy or resources. allowing the taliban comeback. the obama goal? >> to make sure al qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. >>
will be providing about an additional 5,000 troops, which gives president obama a little bit of wiggle room to maybe go somewhat lower than he might otherwise have, below the 40,000 that general mcchrystal originally subjected. >> michael shear and barry mccaffrey, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving to you. >>> following breaking news in utah county, a rescue team working to free a man trapped in a cave. the 26-year-old is stuck 150 feet underground in what's called the nutty putty cave, in a narrow part of the cave known as the birth canal. police say he has been trapped 11 hours. rescuers are using air-powered tools to chip away the rock that's around him. as soon as we get more information about his situation, we will bring that to you. >>> let's talk travel here, in case you are finishing up your suitcases or putting on the car carrier before you head out for the holiday, we have a live shot from newark liberty international airport in new jersey, looks like it is a little foggy out there 2 million people traveling by air this weekend but air travel is way down, 7% according to aaa. it says
change. >> president obama could be nearing a decision on afghanistan. this could be his last strategy session. our bureau reporter has more on when we could expect an announcement. >> according to the white house press secretary, his new afghanistan strategy could be announced within days. president obama may be making a decision about the afghan war. >> the american people want the president to take the time to get the decision right rather than make a hasty decision. >> following months of deliberation, he has been considering a number of troop options. one has requested 40,000 forces. a middle option ranges around 20,000 could be more likely. >> it is not just how we get people there but what is the strategy for getting them out. >> administration officials say the generals could testify before congress as early as next week. the president will have to convince allies. he is hosting a visit with the prime minister of india who is an important part of that region. >> [unintelligible] >> president obama and the prime minister are expected to talk more about cooperation on counterterr
. for a whole mouth clean. colgate: recommended by dentists. >>> this hour on msnbc, a first at the obama's first state dinner. it's not something the white house is proud of. how two d.c. socialites were able to crash the party. we're going to visit with troops in iraq and afghanistan. plus, if you thought black friday was the day for deals, think again. how retailers are shifting strategy in this recession. good morning once again. happy thanksgiving. thanks for joining us. i'm alex witt. we're starting this hour with a security breach at the white house. a virginia couple walked right on into president obama's state dinner, they were uninvited. only found out after posting the pictures on facebook. secret service says the president was never at risk. savannah guthrie is at the white house. with a good morning to you. what in the world happened? how did these two get in? >> reporter: that's what the secret service is investigating. the preliminary findings are that proper procedures weren't followed at one of the check points but there is a huge question of how this couple could get pas
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